2009 Congress of Refractive Surgery in Portugal

A large number of ophthalmic experts from the world over, representatives of ophthalmology and refractive surgery, gathered in Albufiera, in southern Portugal, for this year’s international Congress of Refractive Surgery (CIRP – Cirurgia Implanto-Refractiva de Portugal).

This Congress took place from the 5th to the 6th of June, and participants were able to spend these two days attending various lectures and presentations given by world leaders in ophthalmology, taking part in scientific meetings, symposia and generally enrichening their knowledge on key ophthalmic topics. Information was passed on in all forms, from the publication and presentation of vital case studies to the display of the most recent laboratory research and latest results concerning refractive surgery and ophthalmology.

Dr. Jankov, as a guest visitante, and the only representative of Serbia and the region, had the honour of receiving a personal invitation from the Congress organizers and gave two presentations on ‘Ultra B2 as a method of treating keratoconus’ and ‘The Application of LASIK as a treatment for presbyopia’ (farsightedness as a result of old age). Afterwards, Dr. Jankov exchanged the latest information and ideas on refractive surgery with his fellow international colleagues, experts in their field, and showed that Serbia was not lagging behind and keeping up with new trends. «I’m glad that my colleagues were positively influenced by my presentations and came away with the impression that our country isn’t such a small one in the world of ophthalmology and refractive surgery», he said at the closing ceremony of this prestigious gathering.